Inspiration

Mental health is just as important as your physical health – but this goes unnoticed by many. I wanted to make an app that emphasizes the importance of mental health in the workplace or in school, two places where it's so easy to feel incredibly stressed out, burnt out, disconnected, and just generally exhausted.

What it does

blegin represents a blend of different aspects of your mental health, all in the same app. However, we take the end out of blend and with it, we bring the beginning of your beautiful mental health journey. In the app, you can choose to reflect on your day with your journalling feature, relax with in-app guided meditations, track your mood, caffeine intake for our coffee lovers and periods for our menstruators, learn more about mental health, but what sets this app apart from mosts is our league creation. Let's say your boss at work wants to promote mental health in the workspace, as it boosts productivity and creates an overall happier work environment. They can create a league, and invite their workers to join. As the workers join the app and participate, they earn points. Whoever has the most points by the time the league duration has ended wins a prize from their boss! This is a great way to incentivize treating ones self.

How we built it

I built it using Figma for the front end, which is where I spent most of my time, as I never really worked with it before. I programmed the back end in Java in Eclipse.

Challenges we ran into

I had never used Figma before, so getting adjusted to it at first definitely took more than a few hours of trial and error and tutorials.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

I am really proud of the way that this app turned out, considered I had never done UI/UX before. I can't wait to see what's next for blegin, I think that there are so many paths I can take with this app and that sounds really exciting to me! There are so many different aspects of mental health that one needs to nourish, and by beginning to add more and more this app can become a great tool for so many people.

What we learned

I had never worked with frontend this much before – I have always done backend in school, and I had dabbled with frontend features here and there when I've been making personal projects. I learned so much about how to create a minimalist yet eye catching app, and I learned a lot of the ins and outs of Figma throughout these past 24 hours.

What's next for blegin

I hope to continue working on it and publish it to the app store one day, as I am really passionate about nourishing one's mental health. Also, I hope to add fun brain game features under the relax tab, and push notifications to make sure that users are making the most out of their usage on the app!

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